Jed Kim Environment Reporter

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Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.

Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.

Stories by Jed Kim

Water cutbacks on horizon if snow stays stingy

Snowpack levels hover at a quarter of what's normal for this time of year. California typically relies on healthy snowfall for almost a third of its water.

More malnourished sea lion pups wash ashore this year

In 2013, an unusually high number of sea lions stranded on California beaches. This year is on track to be worse.

Rules look to cut sulfur emissions by 40 tons each day

Ship exhaust is the highest contributor to sulfur emissions in the region, outpacing industry and trucks.

Rivers of water in the air provide much of California's rain

Atmospheric rivers have only been intensively studied within the past 10-15 years. CalWater 2015 will double the number of readings taken of the phenomena.

Methane above Los Angeles higher than expected

When you hear methane, you might think of rural pastureland and cows. In the city, think pipeline leaks, landfills and vehicles.

Crayfish crisis: $800K grant will aid effort to eradicate invasive species from Malibu

The Mountains Restoration Trust, which manages the ambitious project, received an $800,000 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in July to aid in the effort.

Rare marine life visited SoCal in record numbers in 2014

Warmer waters brought tropical prey fish, which brought false killer whales, Bryde's whales, humpback and sperm whales in record numbers.

2014 was California's hottest in 120 years

California's first 11 months of the year were 4.1 degrees warmer than average and more than two degrees warmer than the same period last year.

CA lawmakers ask regulators to ban gillnets

Gillnets can trail behind boats for a mile. Left overnight, they're great at catching swordfish — but they catch a lot of other animals, too.

New 'weather' satellite to focus on deep space

Solar flares, winds and coronal masses can interfere with Earth's communications and cause blackouts. Predicting space weather will help avoid problems.

Environmentalists battle county over Devil's Gate sediment

Environmental groups are planning to file a lawsuit against Los Angeles County on Wednesday over its plans to remove sediment behind the Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena.

Drought's cause more natural, less human-induced, NOAA finds

As a result of global warming, Californians can expect an increase in mid-winter rainfall in the future. However, warmer temperatures would also lessen the benefit of the precipitation.

Scientists confirm second puma east of 405

It would have to cross yet another busy freeway — the 101 — before it ran into P-22, Griffith Park's resident puma. If it does, it could face a mate or a fight.

Loss of $50 million leaves LA wetlands with uncertain future

Ballona Wetlands is a 600-acre patch of land and salt marsh near Marina Del Rey. Much of the property is buried under dredged dirt, concrete and litter.

Has another mountain lion crossed the 405?

Griffith Park's famed mountain lion crossed two freeways to get to his current home. A photo on Twitter suggests another puma may have followed in his paw prints.